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2. Voluntary Activities

Last update: 28 November 2023


Volunteer organizations and different forms of volunteer work have long been a part of Norwegian culture and society. The volunteer sector is seen as one of three crucial contributors to the rise of the modern welfare state in Norway post WW2 (the other two being the social-democratic state and the commercial/industry.

Volunteering lies at the heart of sports, outdoor recreational activities [friluftsliv], and activities in culture and the arts for children and youth. Policy on youth volunteering will be found in several sectors in Norway.